This is part of the UX Guidelines section, Links and Accessibility.
Here are the different link guidelines:
- Article table of contents
- This is the "In this article" section under the introduction section.
- See Page Layout above for detailed instructions on how to create this section.
- 'Return to Top' links
- These links exist at the bottom of every section (above the horizontal rule) and link back up to the very top of the article (and not just the TOC).
- In-line links
- In the introduction section, include a link (when possible) to the parent topic.
- <Product Name> Wiki Pages section
- Pull it into a Portal page if >10 links.
- See Also section
- This is a link list at the bottom that links to domain parent articles (and related articles) in TechNet Wiki.
- Community Resources section
- These are the external links, including links to Microsoft and TechNet sites that are non-Wiki.
- References section
- Use this section if you pulled source material and ideas from other sites, blogs, or forums. Make sure you have permission from authors to use their material.
- TechNet Resources section
- This list is specific to TechNet resources found on the topic.
Today's blog post is about the in-line links.
Have you ever gone to Wikipedia? Did you know that the #1 way people navigate in Wikipedia is these in-line links? That's where key words are embedded links and go that topic.
This is the #1 way people navigate!
When you land on a Wikipedia page, you always know that in the first sentence or so, you'll find a link that will take you to the parent topic.
Knowing that gives you the opportunity to dig deeper and explore!
Now back to TechNet Wiki! If we find key parent topics and link to them, we're going to create a much stronger navigation experience for our users!
What do you think?
Comment with your thoughts below!
And have a good bye!
- Ninja Ed